Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š 
Author: Mary Ting
Title: The Chosen Knights
Series: The Angel Knights #1
Published: March 19th 2016
Genre: fantasy, ya, angels, demons
Goodreads: The Chosen Knights
Amazon:The Chosen Knights (Secret Knights Book 1) (Affiliate link)

Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest review


Synopsis: 

(HIGHLY recommend to read prequel first–The Angel Knights) 

SOME BOOKS AREN’T MEANT TO BE OPENED ***City of Bones meets The Da Vinci Code.
Urban fantasy lover’s dream! Demons, vampires, angels, witches, and fallen angels all set to the back drop of high school in Hawaii, and astral travel to the past to Knights Templar era.
*** SILVER AWARD WINNER 2016–YA FANTASY–READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD***

A page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the last page! ~InD’tale Magazine

Book trailer: http://bit.ly/2t0cOKF

When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.

Review:

The chosen Knights is wonderful mix of Templar knights & supernatural. Lucia and her twin brother Zach are angels on mission. With their uncle and mentor they come to Earth in order to find out what is behind happening in Hawaii High School. Every Friday 13 girls go missing and with next one approaching, it is that more urgent to find whoever is doing it.

In search of clues, Lucia and Zach find that High School is full of supernatural beings. Most are different kinds of demons (not all demons are bad). Together they find that there is something a lot bigger is going on. It will take team of seven to find clues and save everyone. 

I really like the way such a different set of characters work together.

I like flow of the story, the second part especially. It took a bit of time to get into the story, after we meat most of the characters, it gets really gripping. My favourite characters were Eli and Jack, as for Lucia, I wish she was more... assertive at times. :)

Happy reading,

Anie

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Exposure by Sylvie Parizeau

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š
Author: Sylvie Parizeau
Title: Exposure 
Series: Incandescent #3
Published:  November 22nd 2017
Genres: romance, new adult
Goodreads: Exposure
Amazon:Exposure: (P.O.'s story): Volume 3 (Incandescent Series) (Affiliate link)

Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest review

Synopsys:

PHILIPPE-OLIVIER TISSEROT’s caffeine addiction is about to land him in uncharted territory and one hell of a ride. One that’s about to go viral.

Current status: Computer whiz to hacker to penpal.


Upgrade status: Lover.


Well, I’m still working on the lover part.

I’m just a computer geek studying at MIT. And now I’m in two places at once – the geek and the lover battling it out to get the girl.

The only problem is, my dream girl doesn’t know she knows me in either one of them.

Now I have to win her in both.

Please wait. Upgrade in progress.


Review:

Well this book was amazing. 😊 It rare occurrence, finding a book that is just so... positive. I loved the story, I'm sure it would wake romantic side in anyone. 😊

P. O. is on summer break. He has just one year left in MIT, until double master degree. He is living with his friends and is serious coffee addict. One morning, on search for coffee, he goes to cafe and sees AurΓ©le for the first time. She is just sitting by the tree. He is instantly taken by her.

One day he sees her struggling on computer, so he decides to help her, but she doesn't even acknowledge him. 

He doesn't give up. πŸ˜Š He finds a way...  😊 It soo sweat. They form friendship and talk mostly through letters. And with time friendship grows. It's not all strait forward though. She has a story to tell too.

I didn't like the writing style at first, in the middle I was starting to like it and towards end I loved it! It's mix of geekness and cuteness. 😊 

Author is amazing storyteller, I was hooked from the start. It just such a great and quick read.

Happy reading,

Anie


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Spell Book & Scandal

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š
Author: Jen McConnel
Title: Spell Book & Scandal
Published: October 31st 2017 
Genre: paranormal, ya, magic
Goodreads: Spell Book & Scandal
Amazon: Spell Book & Scandal

Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest review


Synopsis:


Shelby King is tired of living in her sister’s shadow. Just because Christina is the most powerful caster in school doesn’t mean Shelby’s any good at magic; she’s a scribe, like her mom, and everyone expects her to write spells for her sister, the way her mom always has for her dad. But Shelby’s spells fail spectacularly, and by the time she’s a sophomore, Christina won’t touch them with a ten-foot-pole; their parents aren’t much better. Shelby is fed up, and she decides to show the world she doesn’t care if she isn’t as good as her stuck-up sister, or as talented as their powerful parents. In fact, she decides it’s time to break all the rules, magical and otherwise, and she starts sneaking out to meet Jeremiah Smallwood, the second-best caster in school at illegal pop-up spell battles around town. She may not be able to scribe for him, but she doesn’t mind letting him think that she could; Shelby’s been half in love with Miah as long as she can remember, but he’s never paid attention to her until now, and she’s not going to risk her chances worrying about a pesky thing like the truth. But when Christina rats her out to their parents, Shelby can’t control her anger, and words come pouring out of her that she can’t take back even if she wanted to, threatening Christina’s future…and Shelby’s own chances with Jeremiah. It’ll take more magic than Shelby’s ever dreamed of to set things right, but no scribe has that much magic…right?

Review:

After reading first few chapters, I almost gave up on book. Last weak I was in worst slump ever and I really didn't want to read another book, that is the same... have the same old story line, with same old cliches, that you know how it will end from the first page. Well, I turns out, I couldn't be more wrong. Story pick up quickly and it get totally un-put-down-able. :)

Shelby is not living to her family expectation, her parents are really good casters (dad) and scribes (mom). Her whole family line is somewhat amazing, including her sister, that is the best caster at her high-school. She is scribe and all her spell fail. Even her own sister won't cast her spells anymore. She almost gave up on whole magic. 

With new school year, things are changing. First Jeremiah, second best caster in school notices her and wants her to scribe for him and them some of her spell actually work. She sneaks out to illegal spell-ofs with Jeremiah and starts online business. Her family life doesn't improve, though. One night in anger, she says words that change everything. I love that twist so much. :)) It reminds me of one of my favourite movies. :)

The story is full of twists and unexpected turns. The magical system in the book is well developed and interesting. I enjoyed reading it so much. :)

Happy reading,

Anie


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Friday, November 10, 2017

Destiny Awaits by Jaidis Shaw

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š 
Author: Jaidis Shaw
Title: Destiny Awaits
Series: juniper Grove Chronicles
Genre: urban fantasy, vampires, shapeshifters, romance
Published: April 21st 2012
Goodreads: Destiny Awaits
Amazon: Destiny Awaits(Affiliate link)

Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for honest review


Alayna loses her family after car accident. She decides to move away, to have a new start in Juniper Grove.

On her first day in new town she meet Jayden, who assists her in fixing up garden behind the house. They grow very close. There is a curfew in town, that Alayna was not aware of, so one night she goes for a walk and gets attacked by vampire. Jayden saves her and the truth comes out.

There is a lot going on in the town, but Alayna herself is not totally ignorant to the supernatural. She get vision of the future and past, when she look in the water.

I love the story, the idea of the story, but wasn't fan of the way it was written. I missed depth, more showing, feeling, development.


Happy reading,
Anie

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Born of Water by A. L. Knorr

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š
Author: A. L. Knorr
Title: Born of Water
Series: Elemental Origins #1
Genre: mermaids, ya, fantasy
Number of pages: 330
Published: November 30th 2016 by Intellectually Promiscuous Press
Goodreads:
Amazon: Born of Water: An Elemental Origins Novel (The Elemental Origins Series Book 1)(Affiliate link)

Targa lives with her mother. She in high school, summer break just starting. She lives with her mother. Her father passed away a while ago and her mother is a mermaid, working a professional diver. Mermaids come to land to mate and if their child is female, she will be mermaid too. Except that didn't happen for Targa. She is afraid that the call of the ocean will be to much for mother and she will never see her again. She feel guilty for never being able to change and keeping her mother on land. 

Her mother has to go to Poland, to salvage mysterious wreck in the Baltic see and Targa happily tags along. After one accident on the see, her entire life is turned upside down.

It's different take on mermaids and I loved it. The story  interesting and I'm excited to read next one in the series.

Happy reading,

Anie

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Haven by Mary Lindsey

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š
Author: Mary Lindsey
Title: Haven
Genre: magic, shapeshifters, romance, ya
Number of pages: 371
Published: November 7th 2017 by Entangled Publishing
Goodreads: Haven
Amazon: Hide from Me (Haven)(Affiliate link)

Received from Xpresso Book Tour in exchange for honest review

This book is SOO good. OMG, I read in one sitting and couldn't stop. The writing is amazing, it's dark and captivating. The story just pull you in.

Rain Ryland lives on streets with his mother. He is left to fend for himself, but still decides to go to school. He doesn't belong anywhere. When his mother dies, he moves to live with his aunt in New Wurzburg (he never knew he had any family). For the first time he feels hopeful. Especially when he meets Friederike. She is strong and cool. There is something more about her, though. :)

All is not great, the town is  and there is a lot more going on. There are shapeshifters and magic and conspiracies and power struggles.... just AMAZING. :)

The characters are interesting, I love that there is depth, especially to Freddie and Rain. Rain has a past, a bit dark, there's edge to him. He doesn't shy away when things get difficult and he is prepared to make sacrifices. 

The characters are really fleshed out, they jump out of the page. And the ending... is perfect. πŸ’š

Highly recommend it!

Happy reading,

Anie



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Forsaken Prince by Andrea Pearson

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š
Author: Andrea Pearson
Title: Forsaken Prince
Series: Kilenya Chronicles Book 1
Published: November 1st 2017
Genre: magic, ya,  
Goodreads: Forsaken Prince
Amazon: Forsaken Prince (Kilenya Chronicles Book 1)(Affiliate link)

Received from Author in exchange for honest review

Key of Kilenya is one of my favourite books, so going into Forsaken Prince (which is Key of Kilenya rewritten) I was a bit reluctant. What if it isn’t as good? Well, it’s even better. πŸ˜
Jacob is 16 year old boy. One day  girl approaches him, to take him to Makalos so he can help find Key of Kilenya and he just dismisses her, thinking she talks crazy. 😏

He raised an eyebrow. “Excuse me?” Was that even English? “Key of . . . colon? Uh . . . Who hired you?”

 When he gets home, there are monsters lying dead, his mom hurt and dad and sister kidnapped. He has no choice but to go with the girl in he wants to save them. There is evil in that world that is looking for him.

Forsake prince is past pace story of Jacob’s journey to save his family. He and his companions travel through new land full of dangers. The side characters are well developed and have important part in the story.

Can’t wait see what happens to Jacob in the next one. J

Happy reading,

Anie 

The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting

Rating: πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š πŸ’š  Author: Mary Ting Title: The Chosen Knights Series: The Angel Knights #1 Published: March 19th 2016 Genre: ...